Equity challenges in the accountability age: Demographic representation and distribution in the teacher workforce

Elizabeth B. Kozleski, Alfredo Artiles, Erica D. McCray, Lisa Lacy

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the equity challenges that are posed by the tightening bonds of accountability at a time when the demographic composition of the United States and particularly that of its schoolage population is shifting dramatically. Waves of immigration from Central and South America, India, China, Africa, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific Islands are coming to • Equity challenges in the United States include: rapidly shifting demographics, a primarily White, middle-class teaching force, and a glacially shifting dominant culture that privileges standardiza-tion and assimilation at the expense of contextualization and respect for diversity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Special Education Teacher Preparation
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages113-126
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781136726330
ISBN (Print)9780415893084
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Kozleski, E. B., Artiles, A., McCray, E. D., & Lacy, L. (2014). Equity challenges in the accountability age: Demographic representation and distribution in the teacher workforce. In Handbook of Research on Special Education Teacher Preparation (pp. 113-126). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203817032